ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said that Pakistan cannot bear more lockdown, government is aware of the problems being faced by the people.

In his press briefing alongside PM Imran Khan, the federal minister said the government is moving forward with a strategy.

Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar said in first phase of lockdown pharmaceutical and essential items shops were allowed to work for the facilitation of people.

He said in the second phase construction industry was opened so that people can work and earn their wages.

Hammad Azhar said in third phase vehicle and motorcycle manufacturing companies have been allowed to reopen from Monday next with strict SOPs.

He said decision to open large shopping malls has been left to provinces.

Speaking on the occasion, Special Assistant on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza said one hundred thousand health workers, including doctors, nurses, and paramedics will be trained for correct use of Personal Protection Equipment. He said the first phase of this training will be completed in four weeks.

Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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